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From the WITNESS collection: Testimony of a Turkish journalist. Transferred by XFR Collective from VHS-C in 2015.
Topics: XFR Collective, VHS, VHS-C, trial, human rights
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by Witness
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From the WITNESS collection: A crowd listens to a religious speaker. Transferred by XFR Collective from VHS-C on 2014-08-13.
Topics: XFR Collective, VHS, VHS-C, religion, Peru
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From the WITNESS collection: Clips of Defensores de derechos humanos activists on the streets (city unknown). Transferred by XFR Collective in 2015 from VHS-C.
Topics: XFR Collective, VHS, VHS-C, human rights, activism
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From the collection of WITNESS: Guatemala City demonstrations, Rigoberta Menchu, Ousted President Serrano Transferred by XFR Collective on 2014-8-04 from from VHS-C (MHG)
Topics: XFR Collective, VHS, VHS-C, Guatemala City, protest, Rigoberta Menchu, Jorge Serrano Elías
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This tape begins with a few seconds of footage from a nighttime protest outside the 70th precinct police station in Brooklyn. The main part of this tape is an interview with Monifa Akinwole-Bandele, National Coordinator of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. She speaks about Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African man who was shot 41 times by four New York CIty Police officers in the doorway of his apartment in the South Bronx. She discusses the acquittal of the four officers, and the protests and...
Topics: police misconduct, XFR Collective, MiniDV, NYC Policewatch, police brutality, memorial, protest,...
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This tape includes footage from two demonstrations demanding justice for Amadou Diallo. Diallo, an unarmed black man, was shot forty-one times in the vestibule of his apartment building by four white members of the New York City Street Crimes Unit in 1999. A jury acquitted the officers of all charges on February 25, 2000. The first protest takes place at night, on February 25, 2000 on Wheeler Avenue in the 43rd precinct in the Bronx. Includes shots of protesters, the police, interior of a...
Topics: police misconduct, XFR Collective, MiniDV, racial discrimination, crowds, police, arrests, signs,...
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Interview and public hearing with Bolivian human rights activist Waldo Albarracin after being illegally apprehended and tortured in January of 1997. Transferred by XFR Collective on 8/13/2014 from VHS-C source.
Topics: XFR Collective, VHS, VHS-C
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by Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) & WITNESS
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Footage and interview with Rosemary Nelson, a solicitor representing the Garvaghy Road Residents’ Coalition, Northern Ireland. This video was recorded as part of a co-production between the WITNESS Project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), Belfast, Northern Ireland. POLICING THE POLICE looks at the human rights issues surrounding the policing of parades of the majority unionist community during the 1995-1997 marching seasons....
Topics: WITNESS, Committee on the Administration of Justice, Northern Ireland, Rosemary Nelson, XFR...
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by NYC PoliceWatch, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, WITNESS
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This video highlights recurring police violence against people of color in the context of the killing of Amadou Diallo. Mr. Diallo, an unarmed black man, was shot 41 times in the vestibule of his apartment building by four white members of the New York City Street Crimes Unit. On February 25, 2000, a jury acquitted these officers of all charges. Protests erupted and confrontations between the police and demonstrators ensued, leading to yet more violence, antagonism and distrust. Narrated by...
Topics: WITNESS, police misconduct, XFR Collective, police violence, police brutality, Amadou Diallo,...
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Footage from a rally in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal in Washington DC, February 29, 2000. The tape begins with police handcuffing protesters on the ground and protesters chanting. A group of young protesters are seated in a circle on the ground surrounded by police. They are dragged off and handcuffed by police. Protesters chant in support of Mumia in front of a row of police, as protesters are handcuffed lying on the ground and a police bus full of arrestees pulls away. Someone gives a speech....
Topics: Mumia Abu-Jamal, protest, police, death penalty, political prisoners, XFR Collective, WITNESS,...
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Footage from a meeting with New York City Policewatch at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, recorded March 20, 2000. Stuart Adams talks about his background in human rights and criminal justice, and the work of New York City Policewatch. He states their three main goals: maintaining the Police Brutality Hotline and interpreting its calls to develop a database; matching survivors of police brutality with trained litigators; and providing technical assistance to communities that are...
Topics: police brutality, xfr collective, NYC Policewatch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, human...
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by Florida State University
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Interview and b-roll with Amanda Devecka-Rinear of NYC Policewatch in her office, filmed for a documentary on WITNESS produced by Florida State University. The footage begins with b-roll of Devecka-Rinear demonstrating the questions she might ask on a typical call, and showing how she would enter it in the database. During the interview, she talks about her work, how she deals with its emotional effects, and harassment from police. She discusses her day-to-day work taking calls about incidents...
Topics: [copwatch, XFR Collective, MiniDV, police misconduct, documentation]
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by NYC PoliceWatch
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Footage from a press conference recorded by NYC Policewatch in October 1999. People who have lost loved ones due to excessive force by law enforcement speak out, including the Lillian Flores, mother of 15-year old Frankie Arzuaga; Loretta Cerbelli, mother of Kevin Cerbelli; two (unnamed) advocates for families of victims of police violence who answer questions about the right to demonstrate, and murder charges against police; and Erroll Maitland, step-father of Douglas Fischer. Transferred from...
Topics: police misconduct, accountability, Frankie Arzuaga, Kevin Cerbelli, Douglas Fischer, XFR...
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by Richard Sullivan
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Footage of people marching across Brooklyn Bridge to protest police brutality and demand justice for Amadou Diallo, and unarmed African man who was shot and killed by four police officers in the doorway of his Bronx apartment on February 4, 1999. Includes shots of protesters gathered in front of federal courthouse in Brooklyn, and protesters holding signs and banners marching on Brooklyn Bridge. Protesters include unions, church groups, community groups, and other diverse individuals. Many of...
Topics: Amadou Diallo, XFR Collective, VHS, march, racial discrimination, police violence, police...
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by Craig Silver, Lynn Seeney
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Video art sampler by Neil Zusman: Orbit (9 minutes, 1982) A State of Air (5 minutes 1986) Time Witness: a personal history (10 minutes 1986) Fragment of a Figure Carrying a Water Flask (2 minutes 1981) From 1987 to 1993, artists Craig Silver and Lynn Seeney produced Downtown Tonight, a weekly arts-oriented public access TV show. They interviewed and profiled visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers and documented the cultural scene of New York's Lower East Side. They also presented...
Topics: XFR Collective, U-matic, video art, money, ballet
Footage of speakers at a rally outside Albany County Courthouse during the trial of four New York City police officers for the shooting death of Amadou Diallo. Speakers include Patrick Bailey's father speaking about the police shooting of his son; a Guinean man speaking about Diallo's Guinean roots; a representative from the Capital Region Justice for Diallo Committee speaking about mobilizing youth; a woman (Koli?) calling on women to demand justice; Rosa Clemente from the Committee speaking...
Topics: Amadou Diallo, Patrick Bailey, Rosa Clemente, Stuart Adams, police violence, accountability, XFR...